Funsho Arogundade

Rap star Jude Abaga, best known as M.I over the weekend held a ground-breaking art exhibition and leadership symposium.

The event, attended by celebrities and young students alike took place at the Terra culture, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was preceded by a nationwide release of his brand new single titled King James.

“It is time we started having conversations around leadership especially amongst our youth. 2015 is here with us in a bit and we need to start talking about the things that affect our future, the things that matter,” M.I stated.

M.I

M.I

Speakers at the event included Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, APC stalwart and Lagos State guber hopeful, who spoke on Courage;  Audu Maikori, CEO, Chocolate City, who spoke on Family; Toyosi Akerele, Founder/CEO, RiseNetworks, who talked on Victory; and Adebola Williams, Co-founder of The Future Africa Awards spoke extensively on Respect.

Also behind the lectern were  Gbenga Shobo, Executive Director, First Bank plc, who spoke on Making, Managing And Keeping Wealth; Japheth Omojuwa spoke on Solitude, while Ojoma Ochai of British Council explained the essence of Leadership.

The event host, M.I also  informed the guestsvthat the just released track King James would not be part of his expected third album, Chairman.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the event compere, moderated the Q and A session.

Chocolate City artist Nosa and Ruby of Loopy Music thrilled the guests with their musical renditions.

The photographic works, auctioned at the event, were captured by August Udoh. They depict MI Abaga in the themes of Family, Victory, Respect, Wealth, Solitude, Courage and Leadership.

The black VIP carpet was rolled out for the event with cocktails by Moet and Chandon.